NPR's Bob Boilen (host of All Songs Considered
): "People ask me all the time to name my favorite Tiny Desk Concert. It's my desk and I've seen almost all of the nearly 400 concerts up close. So you'd think this would be easy. Moon Hooch have made it a lot easier.
" (video) [more inside]
The New York City Municipal Archives Online Gallery
offers over 870,000 historical images related to the 'city that never sleeps,' including maps
as well as video
recordings. A selection of 53 images from the collection can be seen at In Focus
. [more inside]
new exhibition 'Street' is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
, in NYC. It is an HD video of pedestrians in Manhattan, slowed way, way down. Watch 2:17 of the 61 minute piece here
, and another 2:01 clip here
. Villlage Voice
, New York Times
, and an interview with Nares in Interview
. [more inside]
: a nameless cannabis delivery guy delivers his much-needed medication to stressed-out New Yorkers in this character-driven web series.
is a pet shop owner from the Bronx who spun a small cable-access show about pet care into a Martha Stewart Omnimedia-backed pet-advice career. But he first became known for his call-in show
in which he gave advice
while surrounded by a menagerie
At the 36th St. subway station in Brooklyn, one of the subway stairs is a little bit higher
than the others. Filmmaker Dean Peterson
set up a camera at the top of the stairs for about an hour, and taped what happens.
A two-foot piece of wood or plastic mounted on wheels, it yields to the skillful user the excitements of skiing or surfing. To the unskilled it gives the effect of having stepped on a banana peel while dashing down the back stairs. It is also a menace to live and even limb. Life magazine article on skateboarding in New York City
, from the May 14, 1965 issue. Pictures from that article are now online in larger form
on another site). See also: The New York Skate Movie
trailer on YouTube. [more inside]
In 1999 MTV launched Downtown
, an animated slice of life show about young people in Manhattan's Lower East Side based on interviews with non-actors
(Pilot part 2 part 3
) created by animator Chris Prynoski (Daria, Beavis And Butt-head, Metalocalypse). Despite an Emmy nomination, the show was cancelled after one season (with one unaired episode). Like so many MTV shows, licensing complications prevented it from reaching DVD, meaning the only way to watch the show was to e-mail Chris directly
. Until someone uploaded the entire series to Youtube.
A Year of New York in 5 minutes.
Cameraman Andrew Clancy lives in New York City, and was in the habit of shooting footage of what was going on around him whenever he was out. This is a compilation of life in the city, from the point of view of a New Yorker.
8 Hours in Brooklyn
- Fantastic little compilation of slo-mo footage taken over the course of eight hours in BKLN. Extra good watched in fullscreen.
Amid the iron jungle of the metropolis lies one of nature's most cunning and noble beats, the Bodega Cat
. Sing of their glory!
A German tourist films a trip to New York City in 1983 and 86: Times Square, The Subway
A day in the life of New York City, in miniature.
By Sam O'Hare
New York City PBS affiliate WNET have digitized 9 episodes of Soul!
, a early 1970's live music program, providing a groovy video interface with chapters to break down each hour long episode. [more inside]
Cheap, Abundant, Clean.
King Mike for Monarch
NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg stars in a political ad parody. From the Inner Circle, via YouTube.
very fitting quicktime piece (9 meg, NSFW
--offensive language/attitude) concerning the upcoming Republican Convention. Links to RNC Not Welcome, and Counterconvention, but i don't think it's something they created. And a torrent here.
In the Papers,
New York 1's, pre-blog video blog, the best thing on television, is now available on-line. I am going to cancel my cable this weekend!